REI Community
Dug Mountain (Hood Rock) Dalton, GA

Select Route:
buzzard's blessing 
Confederate, The 
Emerald Beyond 
Kittens in space  
Land Down Unda 
livin in da hood 
un-named free climb T,TR 
Venom Direct 
Rest Day:
Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Grindstone Ridge Trail
A trail that climbs up and over its namesake. Expect steep switchbacks and roots. Near Chattanooga, Tennessee
Small Intestine
A twisting, tangled singletrack loop with hundreds of turns to negotiate! Near Chattanooga, Tennessee
Live Wire 2
A flowing downhill singletrack with some moderately technical rock gardens. Near Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga Connector Trail (CCT)
A long, flowing descent from Covenant College to Lula Lake Road that's part of a larger system of trails. Near Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Moonshine Trails
A fast downhill tour of Lookout Mountain from Covenant College to Lula Lake Road, and back again. Near Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Pinhoti - Taylor Ridge South
A long ridgetop ride. Near Summerville, Georgia
From MP's sister site:

Dug Mountain (Hood Rock) Dalton, GA Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 34.743, -85.01534 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 4,371
Administrators: saxfiend, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: TobyTowne on Aug 26, 2011
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [2 people like this page.]
The free climb that is on the big boulder that hou...


Mostly shaded sandstone boulders. routes sometimes require a little maintenance, but some boulders are good quality.

Getting There 

Take i75 to exit 333. Go west on Dug gap mountain road. Parking is at the top of the mountain just before the pinhoti trail access. Approach is less than .25 mile to most boulders

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Dug Mountain (Hood Rock) Dalton, GA
Rock Climbing Photo: The Confederate & Grape vine

The Confederate V5+ 6C+  Georgia : Dug Mountain (Hood Rock) Da...
Start on the pinch on the 45 and the small sloper on the vertical face. Follow the arête....[more]   Browse More Classics in Georgia

Photos of Dug Mountain (Hood Rock) Dalton, GA Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kittens v5  very gymnastic over hung piece. with v...
Kittens v5 very gymnastic over hung piece. with v...
Rock Climbing Photo: skyline project- fun tall climb with a dangerous f...
skyline project- fun tall climb with a dangerous f...
Rock Climbing Photo: a few problems
a few problems

Comments on Dug Mountain (Hood Rock) Dalton, GA Add Comment
Show which comments
By tenesmus
May 15, 2013
I grew up in Dalton and always wondered what was up there. Seems like there would be a ton of hidden gems around there.
By James Green
From: Raleigh, NC
Dec 14, 2015
Not sure of the last time anyone was out here to climb, but the place is covered in trash, graffiti and fecal matter. Broken glass, dirty underwear and other dumped items make it an undesirable place to climb, unless you are partial to infected glass wounds.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About